Jesse Marsch has lauded Joe Gelhardt, labelling the Leeds United youngster incredible and his assist very special after the Whites drew with Brighton on Sunday – in comments reported by Leeds Live.Leeds have given themselves a lifeline in the battle to stay in the Premier League. At the very least, they have ensured that they cannot be relegated before the final day.Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty ImagesPascal Struijk scored a stoppage-time equaliser to send Elland Road into a frenzy. The draw lifts Leeds out of the bottom three. And if Burnley lose against Aston Villa in the week, Leeds’ fate will be in their own hands. Struijk was the hero. But he was given the chance after some outstanding work from Gelhardt. He used some brilliant close control to keep possession before lifting the ball towards the back post for the defender.7 Footballers Who Were GENUINELY IrreplaceablePhoto by George Wood/Getty ImagesIt was not always the easiest afternoon for Gelhardt. He started brightly and was unlucky not to score when his early effort was cleared off the line by Liam Cooper. But when Leeds needed him, Gelhardt produced the moment of brilliance. And Marsch could not hide how impressed he was with the 19-year-old after the draw.“Very special play. Incredible. Joffy has that ability. Grew into the game more and more and more. Massive play,” he said, as reported by Leeds Live.Gelhardt lauded by MarschGelhardt had a massive role to play on Sunday. Due to suspensions and injuries, Leeds’ squad was stretched once again. And Marsch really did not have the depth to spring a surprise with his changes.So it was important that the front two of Gelhardt and Rodrigo stepped up. Rodrigo ended up having an extremely tough afternoon, misplacing a number of passes at key moments for Leeds.But Gelhardt did indeed step up. And Leeds now have real hope. Have something to tell us about this article?